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Help With:- High Engine Temperature

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I owned my 1987 930 Turbo since 4 years and I just complete my car restoration, today was my first drive and I'm new to the car, I feel that my car Engine temperature is high comparing to my other cars, Do of lack of experience on 930 Turbos can any one advice me if this Temperature is Ok or No, I'm attaching 2 photos for the Engine Temperature Gage.

when the car is running Temperature is increasing when the car is stopped Temperature is down.

In my country Temperature is reaching 131 F, Can any one advice what to do? is there any extra cooling solution for this cars?

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Plus very low oil pressure.

Time for some larger oil coolers and puller fans.
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Plus very low oil pressure.

Time for some larger oil coolers and puller fans.
Why do you think the pressure is low? Just under 2bar at just under 2K rpm at that temp seems normal . . . Also, the oil temp is not too high and would not concern me if it doesn't spend much time any higher.
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for that temp and those rpms that seems like very normal oil pressure.
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If you're running a little lean it will run hot as well. Oil pressure is ok.
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guys,, ambient is 131 deg F ,, oil temp reflects this,, I think this is pretty normal..
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131! I missed that line, holy crap dats hot.
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My 1987 930 appears to run hot too. Here in Buffalo, New York we may see 90f on a very hot day and the factory gauge will start to enter the red zone. I have rebuilt the front cooler/thermostat to no avail. I suspect maybe the engine oil cooler or perhaps maybe 85k miles.
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Engine thermostat? Crimp in lines? Fan on cooler?
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First thing to do is take it out and warm it up. Then with your hand feel the lines going up front. Are they warm ? if not it's a thermostat,, if they are, that's not the problem ( which I don't think you have at 130f ambient)..still say it's normal
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...and the verdict is.....Normal - given the ambient temps. Unless we've mis-read you post and your reference to 130 ambient is as hot as it CAN get, and not the actual temperature you were seeing when you posted the pictures.
What does your oil pressure do when you're running not at idle?
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out here in phoenix its been around 115 lately, when driving my car is just above the first line. when stopped it will climb but only to the top line. never had it above but to be fair i have never had to sit in traffic long. as soon as i move out cools back down. i have a front oil cooler as well which i think helps. i just had my engine rebuilt as well and noticed a significant drop in temperature after that. it would hover dead center before that. we scrubbed and cleaned every component on the engine and the oil coolers to ensure a good airflow. hope this helps.
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IIRC, That white "hash" mark that I circled is 212 degrees.

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If I lived in a place that sees 131F, I'd begin to question if the local ruler was a guy named Lucifer
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+1 on normal temps vs rpms.

However, the first picture shows close to 250* and that's just TOO hot for comfort...

"...when the car is running Temperature is increasing when the car is stopped Temperature is down..."

Is that backwards? It should be. If not, what do you do after driving it for a while...? stop and let it cool?

I believe most of us face that situation sooner or later, IMHO a front valance oil cooler is the proper solution - assuming the engine if fine. You can add scoops, air flow openings, fender oil coolers, fans... you name it... they all help a degree or two... don't waste time & $s and go with the valance oil cooler. M2c.
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I was seeing those temps in stop and go traffic, then added a front Carrera style cooler with thermostat. Now, the temp goes up above the 212 mark, the fan comes on, brings it down to the 180-200. It will only do this several times, as if I remain in the traffic, the cooler will be over come by the heat. All the cooler really does it buy you some extra time, which is good. The minute I get back to speed, my temps come down to the first white mark (180-200).
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I was seeing those temps in stop and go traffic, then added a front Carrera style cooler with thermostat. Now, the temp goes up above the 212 mark, the fan comes on, brings it down to the 180-200. It will only do this several times, as if I remain in the traffic, the cooler will be over come by the heat. All the cooler really does it buy you some extra time, which is good. The minute I get back to speed, my temps come down to the first white mark (180-200).
The way should be!
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+1 on the front cooler. if you are really handy you can do what miguel did (looks great too) or buy one like i did to accomodate the cooler

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